The award recipients will be selected by a panel of independent judges comprised of CEOs, economic development leaders and partners of GrowFL.  The judging panel is allowed complete discretion in determining award recipients.

The award will be based on the following criteria:

  1. Growth in number of employees;
  2. Impact of the business in the job market;
  3. Increase in sales and/or unit volume;
  4. Current and past financial reports;
  5. Innovativeness of the product or service;
  6. Response to adversity;
  7. Contributions by the nominee to aid community-oriented projects; and
  8. Other criteria deemed appropriate by the judges